The American Newspaper

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Professor S. N. Patten in his latest book, the New Basis of Civilization, opens his first chapter with the following suggestive words:

One summer day I took my notebook to a wooded hillside whence I could overlook a rich and beautiful valley. The well-tended farms, the strong stone houses, the busy men and animals moving peacefully over the roads and fields, would inspire me, I was sure, with the opening theme of this book. As I seated myself under a chestnut tree a fellow-guest at the hotel came by, and glancing at my memoranda asked if I, like himself, was writing a lecture. He too had come to the woods, he said, to meditate and to be inspired by nature. But his thesis, enthusiastically unfolded, was the opposite of mine. It was part of his faith as a Second-Day Adventist that the world is now becoming more unhappy and more wicked; and it is now so evil that the end of it rapidly approaches.

Professor Patten then proceeds to tell how they saw different meanings in the same things, how they came to opposite . . .

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